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LifeWatch observatory data: GPS tracking network for large birds
Citation
Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ), Terrestrische Ecologie Ugent (TEREC), Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED), Instituut voor Natuur-en Bosonderzoek (INBO), Belgium (2015): LifeWatch observatory data: bird GPS tracking
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Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Description
In the framework of the Flemish contributions to the LifeWatch infrastructure, a high-tech sensor network was installed to better monitor the habitat use and migration patterns of large birds, such as the European Herring Gull (Larus argentatus Pontoppidan, 1736), the Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus Linnaeus, 1758) and the Western Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus (Linnaeus, 1758)). The research is led by INBO, in collaboration with the Terrestrial Ecology Unit (TEREC) at the University of Ghent, and the University of Amsterdam (UvA, LifeWatch coordinator in the Netherlands). The Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) is responsible for the installation, maintenance and data flows of the sensor network. All equipment is developed by the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED) at the University of Amsterdam: the Bird Tracking System (UvA-BiTS).

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Birds
Keywords:
Marine, Terrestrial, Data, Marine Genomics, ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS), Circus aeruginosus (Linnaeus, 1758), Larus argentatus Pontoppidan, 1763, Larus fuscus Linnaeus, 1758

Geographical coverage
ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS) [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
From 1 January 2014 on [In Progress]
Quasi continuous (< 1 min.)

Taxonomic coverage
Circus aeruginosus (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Larus argentatus Pontoppidan, 1763 [WoRMS]
Larus fuscus Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]

Contributors
Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie; Onderzoeksgroep Terrestrische Ecologie (TEREC), moredata creator
Universiteit van Amsterdam; Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED), moredata creator
Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), moredata managerdata creator
Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Omgeving; Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek (INBO), moredata creator

Related datasets
Child datasets:
Bird tracking - GPS tracking of Lesser Black-backed Gulls and Herring Gulls breeding at the southern North Sea coast, more
Bird tracking - GPS tracking of Western Marsh Harriers breeding in Groningen, more
Bird tracking - GPS tracking of Western Marsh Harriers breeding near Antwerp, more
Bird tracking - GPS tracking of Western Marsh Harriers breeding near the Belgium-Netherlands border, more

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Sensor platform
Metadatarecord created: 2016-03-29
Information last updated: 2020-01-23
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